March 4, 2009


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Division II Head Coaches Committee Conference Call Minutes

March 4, 2009 * 1 p.m. CT *


Roll Call:

Cody Hein, Chico State

Alex Koszalka, Dowling

Megan Hrbek, Caldwell

Tracy Rietzke, Rockhurst University

Sean Donahue, St. Edwards

Bo Pagliasotti, Southwestern Oklahoma

Patricia Mickow, St. Cloud State

Karen McNulty, UMass-Lowell

Debbie Hendricks, Metropolitan State

Lynze Roos, Lynn



Shannon Mincey, Carson-Newman

Bren Stevens, Charleston

Selina Bynum-Kohn, Paine

Jared Sliger, Northwest Nazarene

Deanne Scanlon, Grand Valley State

Ibraheem Suberu, Pittsburg State

Tim Loesch, Limestone

Tom Justice, Lock Haven

Karla Decker, Lander

Kris Naber, Grand Canyon

Stephanie Radecki, North Alabama



Meeting Called to Order: 1 p.m. CT



I. Welcome.  (Cody)

Cody began the call by welcoming everyone and thanked the HCC for taking the time out of their busy schedules to participate in the call. He then gave his report.


II. AVCA Update (Leah)

Leah gave a brief update on things going on at the AVCA. This included:


1.)           Remember to register for the 2009 AVCA Spring Conference: 21st Century Coaching Skills!!

 Dates: May 7-9, 2009
 Site: Provo, Utah

21st Century Coaching Skills will help make you into the well-rounded coach that is necessary to survive in today's competitive coaching environment, including  

  • Marketing your team
  • How to engage your fan base and media
  • Scouting & Match Analysis&n bsp;
  • On-Court Coaching Strategy
  • and sessions specific for High School & Club coaches

  Headline Presenters: Carl McGown, Terry Pettit, Mary Wise & Beth Launiere

2.)              The AVCA is forming a new Student Membership for college students who are interested in pursuing a career as a volleyball coach. The price of this membership will be $40. If you know of any prospective student athletes or are interested in more information, please contact Ashley Beil or Amanda Brungs.
4.)              Make your plans now for the JVDA 2009 National Championships, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. on June 27-30.
5.)              The AVCA is starting a new Camp Affiliation membership.  Collegiate camps can build in an AVCA membership into their camp for club or high school coaches working the camps.  The membership fee will be $50, which is a $15 discount.  Any collegiate coaches interested in adding the membership option to their camps, can contact the AVCA. Currently, the University of Florida, Texas Tech University, Hope College and Olivet Nazarene University have agreed to incorporate the membership into their camp. The AVCA would love to have representation from Division II as well. If you are interested, please contact Ashley Beil ( or Amanda Brungs (
6.)              If you are interested in being a presenter at the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention in Tampa, FL, please visit the AVCA website ( download the speaker form and send it back to the AVCA before the listed deadline.
7.)              The AVCA has joined the social networking scene with recently launched pages on Facebook ( and Twitter ( Join the AVCA community on each of these platforms to receive the latest updates of everything AVCA!
8.)              Selected sessions from both the '07 and '08 AVCA Annual Conventions are now available for purchase on DVD. Visit the AVCA Product Store ( to reserve your copies today!


III. AVCA Thirty Under 30

Cody spoke briefly to the committee about the recent implementation of the AVCA Thirty Under-30 Awards. The award was established to spotlight up-and-coming professionals in our sport, allowing the rest of the volleyball community to become aware of these individuals' accomplishments. Cody likes the direction the AVCA has taken with this awards, especially in soliciting the award recipients' respective institution to place congratulatory ads in Coaching Volleyball Magazine.



IV. Sand Volleyball

Kathy DeBoer, the Executive Director of the AVCA, and TJ Meagher, the Legislative Representative on the AVCA Board of Directors, as well as Jenn Fraser from the NCAA, were present on the call to answer further questions concerning sand volleyball playing seasons, financial aid and competitive rules.


* TJ Meagher gave an update on the proposed sand volleyball legislation draft. The maximum and minimum amount of play dates have been looked at, but the parties involved are still working on it.

            * The Division II model won't differ too much from the Division I model once it is voted in.


* A question from Kathy DeBoer concerning what exactly counts as a play date was asked.

            * Jenn Fraser responded to this question by citing Bylaw 17. If a sand team played against another intercollegiate team, regardless or division or whether indoor or outdoor, it would count as a play date.


* TJ also gave an update of the issue of equivalency that was brought up on the previous HCC call. TJ assured the committee that there has been careful wording and drafting of the proposed legislation for the NCAA legislative committee to review. Also included is a written drafting of a possible hierarchy.

            * Whether or not the NCAA legislative committee will adopt the suggestions written in this proposal we don't know, but they will at least have the information and suggestions to read through and look over.

            * TJ also hopes that people embrace that 95% of Division II was in favor of sand volleyball.

            *Jenn advised on the schedule for the legislation for the next few months:

                        à March legislative committee meeting

                                    à Legislative committee will send back comments

                                                à June legislative committee meeting

                                                            à July Management Council meeting



Cody wrapped up the meeting by again thanking the HCC members for taking the time to be on the call.


Meeting adjourned: 1:42 p.m.

VII. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be April 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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